About Boldshaves

Boldshaves is a secluded private estate with a beautiful garden surrounded by ancient woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the eastern edge of the Kent Weald.

The lovely landscaped garden, which contains an unusually large range of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, is open regularly throughout the year for charities, including the National Gardens Scheme, and for gardening clubs, historical societies and other groups. 

The gardens are open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 2-6pm. Groups are welcome to visit for guided tours at other times by appointment. The Tea House will be open whenever the garden is open. The garden will open for the season this year on 22 March and will close on 20 October.

To book a private visit, please email masseypd@hotmail.co.uk or call us on 01233 860283. We also hold events throughout the year.

Bed and breakfast is available in the main house at Boldshaves for up to 11 people for a minimum of two nights; and the 18th century Barn is available for hire for receptions, small conferences, concerts, exhibitions and other functions.

The LCL Club, the gardening club at Boldshaves, features events during the year with visits from a range of garden writers, gardeners, plantsmen and designers.